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01-03 Israeli ground troops enter Gaza Gaza
C. 01-09 Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting Gaza
3. 01-17 Israel declares unilateral cease-fire Jerusalem
4. 01-21 Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal Gaza
F. 03-04 Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader Hague
G. 04-12 Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates Somalia
H. 06-04 Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims Egypt
8. 06-29 US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities Baghdad

Summary.     Click for More > Twin suicide bombings kill more than 130 Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis' Car bombs killed at least 127 people
Israeli ground troops enter Gaza  Earlier, the Israelis used ground artillery for the first time in the 8-day-old conflict when tanks fired shells into Gaza Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting Israel declares unilateral cease-fire  Israel has declared a unilateral cease-fire in the fighting in Gaza beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday. Olmert: Hamas has been dealt a very serious ... Hamas agrees to one-week cease-fire Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal Week-old Gaza cease-fire breached Change in the air as Iraq votes Cairo is hit by deadly bomb blast Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader   The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of viole... US crew seized by Somali pirates Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's... Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims Pro-West bloc retains control PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash 95 killed, 310 injured in Baghdad attacks   Lockerbie bomber returns to Libya
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  Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, has left Scotland on board a plane bound for Libya after being freed from prison on compassionate grounds
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January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Gaza death toll 400 as airstrikes continue
 Airstrike on camp kills Hamas commander
 Iraqis take control of 'Green Zone'
Jan.3  
  Earlier, the Israelis used ground artillery for the first time in the 8-day-old conflict when tanks fired shells into Gaza
 10 to 15 vehicles crossing the northern border. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the intention was to take control of areas from which militants have been firing rockets into Israel
Jan.4  Israeli troops clash with Hamas Israeli forces split Gaza in two Jan.5  Doctor in Gaza: Patients lying everywhere  Israeli military surrounds Gaza City Jan.6 10 dead as Israeli missile hits near school  UN chief demands Gaza ceasefire Jan.7  Israel accepts truce 'principles'  Israel halts firing to allow aid into Gaza  Rockets from Lebanon strike Israel; 2 hurt Jan.8  U.N.: Israeli strike kills 1 aid worker Jan.9     Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting   Israel continued its offensive in Gaza, hitting more than 50 targets, despite the U.N. Security Council's call for an immediate cease-fire Jan.10  Hamas rocket team leader killed  Gaza hit by new Israeli strikes Jan.11  Israel's military 'nearing its goals' in Gaza  Israeli reservists sent to Gaza Jan.12  Israelis 'edge into urban Gaza'  UN chief wants Gaza conflict halt Jan.13 Israelis push on into Gaza City Jan.14  Israel pursues its Gaza offensive Jan.15  Third-ranking Hamas leader killed Jan.16  Israelis edging closer to cease-fire Jan.17  Israel to announce unilateral cease-fire     Israel declares unilateral cease-fire
  Israel has declared a unilateral cease-fire in the fighting in Gaza beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday. Olmert: Hamas has been dealt a very serious blow.    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said troops would remain in Gaza for now. Nearly 1,200 Palestini...
Jan.18     Hamas agrees to one-week cease-fire   Palestinian militants declared that they would stop attacks on Israel for a week and demanded that Israel remove troops from Gaza within the... Jan.19  Palestinians count toll: 1,300 killed Jan.21     Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal  Israeli troops have completed their withdrawal from Gaza after a 3-week military campaign against Hamas militants Jan.26  US envoy starts Middle East push Jan.27     Week-old Gaza cease-fire breached  Palestinians activated an explosive device and a Palestinian was killed by Israeli helicopter fire  Israeli jet targets Gaza tunnels Jan.30   Change in the air as Iraq votes  Iraq is to elect new provincial councils in the first nationwide vote in 4 years, with the Sunni minority expected to turn out in strength Jan.31  4,000 women run for office

February 2009 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Israel vows tough rocket response  Rockets wound 3 Israelis, strikes hit Gaza Feb.5  Pirates free arms ship Feb.17  Sudan, rebels sign prisoner release deal Feb.20  New jail opens at Abu Ghraib site Feb.22   Cairo is hit by deadly bomb blast  At least one person has been killed and 17 injured in an explosion outside a cafe in the historic Khan al-Khalili area popular with tourists Feb.26     Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010  President Obama is planning to pull all combat troops out of Iraq by August 2010, which falls short of his campaign promise

March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1 Donors asked to pledge Gaza cash Mar.4     Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc.    The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar a...
 Sudan orders aid agency expulsions Mar.10 Bomber kills 33 at Iraq peace conference Mar.12  Iraqi jailed for Bush shoe attack Mar.13  Abducted aid workers reportedly freed Mar.15  Police officers shot dead Mar.24  U.N.: One million people at risk in Darfur Mar.30  Fishing boats sink off Libyan coast Mar.31 Hundreds feared drowned off Libya

April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.8     US crew seized by Somali pirates  The pirates have hijacked Maersk Alabama with at least 20 crew on board, after what maritime officials described as a sustained night-time a... Drama as US crew recapture vessel
 U.S. warship nears boat carrying pirates Apr.9  U.S. negotiators try to free captain Apr.10  Captain tried to escape pirates Hostage dies as French attack pirates Apr.11 Pirates hijack US-Italian vessel  Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors Apr.12   Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates
  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's back'.    The ship was stormed by pirates 350 miles off Somalia. The captain of Maersk Alabama, Amer...
Apr.18 Dutch navy captures pirates after attack Apr.21  Obama invites Mideast leaders for talks Apr.24 Blast carnage at shrine Apr.26  Italian cruise ship thwarts pirate attack Apr.29  Car bombings over 4 hours kill 48 Apr.30  UK combat operations end in Iraq

May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.8 Pope begins Mid-East pilgrimage
May.16 Kuwait votes for first female MPs May.19 Ethiopian forces back in Somalia May.21  Death for killers of Lebanese star May.22 Fierce battle in Somali capital

June 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3  Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia Jun.4     Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims
  President Obama is offering a hand of friendship to Islam and addressing an array of quandaries and conflicts dividing the two cultures Jun.6 U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing
Jun.7   Pro-West bloc retains control  Saad Hariri, the leader of Sunni-dominated 'March 14 coalition,' claimed victory hours after the polls closed in Sunday's crucial election Jun.14     PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state   Netanyahu said that Israel would agree to a peace agreement with Palestinians under which there would be a 'demilitarized Palestinian state' Jun.20  Truck suicide bombing kills dozens Jun.24 62 people killed in Baghdad blast Jun.29   US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities
  US troops are withdrawing to base in Iraq, handing control of cities and towns to Iraq's new security forces   Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard
  A Yemeni jetliner en route to Moroni has crashed in the Indian Ocean an hour before reaching its destination, Moroni, the capital of Comoros Jun.30   Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash  A massive rescue effort was under way after a young child was found among the wreckage of a downed Yemeni jet off the coast of Comoros

July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Teen plane survivor recovers in hospital Jul.3  African Union in rift with court Jul.12 6 Baghdad churches bombs in 24 hours
Jul.16 Pakistan and India in terror vow Jul.26  US urges Syria on Mid-East peace

August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2 Palestinians evicted
Aug.5  Clinton to hold key Somalia talks Aug.9  Dozens killed by car bombs Aug.12 Lockerbie bomber to be released Aug.14 Mosque gun battle rages Aug.17  Gay men 'attacked, executed in Iraq' Aug.19   95 killed, 310 injured in Baghdad attacks   A series of bombings rocked Iraq's capital within one hour. The six explosions marked the country's deadliest day since U.S. handover Aug.20     Lockerbie bomber returns to Libya
  Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, has left Scotland on board a plane bound for Libya after being freed from prison on compassionate grounds
Aug.21  Obama condemns bomber's heros welcome'  Trade 'link' to bomber's release Aug.25  Iraq and Syria recall ambassadors Aug.27  Mourning in Iran and Iraq for Shiite leader Aug.28  Crash flight recorder found

September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4  Leader's son: Libya pressed for deal Sep.7  Israel approved homes in W. Bank Sep.14 Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed' Sep.15  U.N.: Gaza acts amounted to war crimes

October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.5  Police guard holy site after riots Oct.25   Twin suicide bombings kill more than 130
  520 wounded in car bombings in central Baghdad near Iraqi government buildings -- the deadliest attack on civilians in Iraq this year  Obama's fury at Baghdad bloodbath Oct.29 Couple tell of Somalia kidnapping


November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4  Israelis seize Iran arms ship Nov.5 Abbas 'will not seek re-election'
Gaza war probes get U.N. approval Nov.8  Iraq MPs approve election reform Nov.13  MoD probes new Iraq abuse claims Nov.22  Israel launches airstrikes against Gaza Nov.27   Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis'  Market experts say the debt revelations will not lead the global economy back into recession, but have seriously damaged the Emirate's stand... Nov.30 Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht

December 2009 ... more > Top ^
Dec.8   Car bombs killed at least 127 people
  A series of bombings has killed at least 127 people and wounded 448 in the centre of the Iraqi capital Dec.13  Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts Dec.21  UN ends search for ship survivors Dec.24  Blast kills 25 Shiite pilgrims


  Israeli ground troops enter Gaza




Arab Countries, 2009 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2009
Jan.1  Gaza death toll 400 as airstrikes continue
Jan.1  Airstrike on camp kills Hamas commander
Jan.3
  Earlier, the Israelis used ground artillery for the first time in the 8-day-old conflict when tanks fired shells into Gaza
 10 to 15 vehicles crossing the northern border. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the intention was to take control of areas from which militants have been firing rockets into Israel
Jan.4  Israeli troops clash with Hamas Jan.4 Israeli forces split Gaza in two
Jan.5  Israeli military surrounds Gaza City Jan.6 10 dead as Israeli missile hits near school Jan.6  UN chief demands Gaza ceasefire Jan.7  Israel accepts truce 'principles' Jan.7  Israel halts firing to allow aid into Gaza Jan.7  Rockets from Lebanon strike Israel; 2 hurt Jan.8  U.N.: Israeli strike kills 1 aid worker Jan.9   Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting
  Israel continued its offensive in Gaza, hitting more than 50 targets, despite the U.N. Security Council's call for an immediate cease-fire Jan.10  Hamas rocket team leader killed Jan.10  Gaza hit by new Israeli strikes Jan.11  Israel's military 'nearing its goals' in Gaza Jan.11  Israeli reservists sent to Gaza Jan.12  Israelis 'edge into urban Gaza' Jan.12  UN chief wants Gaza conflict halt Jan.13 Israelis push on into Gaza City Jan.14  Israel pursues its Gaza offensive Jan.15  Third-ranking Hamas leader killed Jan.16  Israelis edging closer to cease-fire Jan.17  Israel to announce unilateral cease-fire Jan.17   Israel declares unilateral cease-fire
  Israel has declared a unilateral cease-fire in the fighting in Gaza beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday. Olmert: Hamas has been dealt a very serious blow.    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said troops would remain in Gaza for now. Nearly 1,200 Palestini...
Jan.18   Hamas agrees to one-week cease-fire   Palestinian militants declared that they would stop attacks on Israel for a week and demanded that Israel remove troops from Gaza within the... Jan.19  Palestinians count toll: 1,300 killed Jan.21   Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal  Israeli troops have completed their withdrawal from Gaza after a 3-week military campaign against Hamas militants Jan.27   Week-old Gaza cease-fire breached  Palestinians activated an explosive device and a Palestinian was killed by Israeli helicopter fire Jan.27  Israeli jet targets Gaza tunnels Feb.1  Israel vows tough rocket response Feb.1  Rockets wound 3 Israelis, strikes hit Gaza Feb.17  Sudan, rebels sign prisoner release deal Feb.26   Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010  President Obama is planning to pull all combat troops out of Iraq by August 2010, which falls short of his campaign promise Mar.4   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc.    The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar a...
Apr.8  U.S. warship nears boat carrying pirates Apr.11  Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors Apr.12 Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates
  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's back'.    The ship was stormed by pirates 350 miles off Somalia. The captain of Maersk Alabama, Amer...
Apr.18 Dutch navy captures pirates after attack Apr.30  UK combat operations end in Iraq May.19 Ethiopian forces back in Somalia May.22 Fierce battle in Somali capital Jun.6 U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing Jun.14   PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state   Netanyahu said that Israel would agree to a peace agreement with Palestinians under which there would be a 'demilitarized Palestinian state' Jun.29 US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities
  US troops are withdrawing to base in Iraq, handing control of cities and towns to Iraq's new security forces Jul.3  African Union in rift with court Aug.14 Mosque gun battle rages Sep.14 Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed' Sep.15  U.N.: Gaza acts amounted to war crimes Nov.4  Israelis seize Iran arms ship Nov.5 Gaza war probes get U.N. approval Nov.13  MoD probes new Iraq abuse claims Nov.22  Israel launches airstrikes against Gaza Nov.30 Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht



Arab Countries, 2009 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.5  Doctor in Gaza: Patients lying everywhere Mar.24  U.N.: One million people at risk in Darfur Mar.30  Fishing boats sink off Libyan coast Mar.31 Hundreds feared drowned off Libya
Jun.29 Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard  A Yemeni jetliner en route to Moroni has crashed in the Indian Ocean an hour before reaching its destination, Moroni, the capital of Comoros Jun.30 Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash  A massive rescue effort was under way after a young child was found among the wreckage of a downed Yemeni jet off the coast of Comoros Jul.1  Teen plane survivor recovers in hospital Aug.28  Crash flight recorder found Dec.21  UN ends search for ship survivors



Arab Countries, 2009 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2009 Apr.26  Italian cruise ship thwarts pirate attack Nov.27 Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis'  Market experts say the debt revelations will not lead the global economy back into recession, but have seriously damaged the Emirate's stand... Dec.13  Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts



Arab Countries, 2009 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.5  Pirates free arms ship Feb.20  New jail opens at Abu Ghraib site Feb.22 Cairo is hit by deadly bomb blast  At least one person has been killed and 17 injured in an explosion outside a cafe in the historic Khan al-Khalili area popular with tourists Mar.4   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc.    The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar a...
Mar.10 Bomber kills 33 at Iraq peace conference Mar.12  Iraqi jailed for Bush shoe attack Mar.13  Abducted aid workers reportedly freed Mar.15  Police officers shot dead Apr.8   US crew seized by Somali pirates  The pirates have hijacked Maersk Alabama with at least 20 crew on board, after what maritime officials described as a sustained night-time a... Apr.8 Drama as US crew recapture vessel Apr.8  U.S. warship nears boat carrying pirates Apr.9  U.S. negotiators try to free captain Apr.10  Captain tried to escape pirates Apr.10 Hostage dies as French attack pirates Apr.11 Pirates hijack US-Italian vessel Apr.11  Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors Apr.12 Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates
  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's back'.    The ship was stormed by pirates 350 miles off Somalia. The captain of Maersk Alabama, Amer...
Apr.18 Dutch navy captures pirates after attack Apr.24 Blast carnage at shrine Apr.26  Italian cruise ship thwarts pirate attack Apr.29  Car bombings over 4 hours kill 48 May.21  Death for killers of Lebanese star Jun.6 U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing Jun.20  Truck suicide bombing kills dozens Jun.24 62 people killed in Baghdad blast Jul.12 6 Baghdad churches bombs in 24 hours Jul.16 Pakistan and India in terror vow Aug.9  Dozens killed by car bombs Aug.12 Lockerbie bomber to be released Aug.17  Gay men 'attacked, executed in Iraq' Aug.19 95 killed, 310 injured in Baghdad attacks   A series of bombings rocked Iraq's capital within one hour. The six explosions marked the country's deadliest day since U.S. handover Aug.20   Lockerbie bomber returns to Libya
  Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, has left Scotland on board a plane bound for Libya after being freed from prison on compassionate grounds
Aug.21  Obama condemns bomber's heros welcome' Sep.14 Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed' Oct.5  Police guard holy site after riots Oct.25 Twin suicide bombings kill more than 130   520 wounded in car bombings in central Baghdad near Iraqi government buildings -- the deadliest attack on civilians in Iraq this year Oct.25  Obama's fury at Baghdad bloodbath Oct.29 Couple tell of Somalia kidnapping Dec.8 Car bombs killed at least 127 people  A series of bombings has killed at least 127 people and wounded 448 in the centre of the Iraqi capital Dec.24  Blast kills 25 Shiite pilgrims



Arab Countries, 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.1  Iraqis take control of 'Green Zone' Jan.6  UN chief demands Gaza ceasefire Jan.12  UN chief wants Gaza conflict halt Jan.26  US envoy starts Middle East push Jan.30 Change in the air as Iraq votes  Iraq is to elect new provincial councils in the first nationwide vote in 4 years, with the Sunni minority expected to turn out in strength Jan.31  4,000 women run for office Feb.1  Israel vows tough rocket response Feb.17  Sudan, rebels sign prisoner release deal Mar.1 Donors asked to pledge Gaza cash
Mar.4  Sudan orders aid agency expulsions Apr.21  Obama invites Mideast leaders for talks May.8 Pope begins Mid-East pilgrimage May.16 Kuwait votes for first female MPs Jun.3  Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia Jun.4   Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims   President Obama is offering a hand of friendship to Islam and addressing an array of quandaries and conflicts dividing the two cultures Jun.7 Pro-West bloc retains control  Saad Hariri, the leader of Sunni-dominated 'March 14 coalition,' claimed victory hours after the polls closed in Sunday's crucial election Jun.14   PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state   Netanyahu said that Israel would agree to a peace agreement with Palestinians under which there would be a 'demilitarized Palestinian state' Jul.3  African Union in rift with court Jul.16 Pakistan and India in terror vow Jul.26  US urges Syria on Mid-East peace Aug.2 Palestinians evicted Aug.5  Clinton to hold key Somalia talks Aug.17  Gay men 'attacked, executed in Iraq' Aug.21  Obama condemns bomber's heros welcome' Aug.21  Trade 'link' to bomber's release Aug.25  Iraq and Syria recall ambassadors Aug.27  Mourning in Iran and Iraq for Shiite leader Sep.4  Leader's son: Libya pressed for deal Sep.7  Israel approved homes in W. Bank Sep.15  U.N.: Gaza acts amounted to war crimes Oct.25  Obama's fury at Baghdad bloodbath Nov.5 Abbas 'will not seek re-election' Nov.5 Gaza war probes get U.N. approval Nov.8  Iraq MPs approve election reform Nov.30 Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht Dec.13  Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts